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‘That Night’: 5 Reasons Why You Cannot Miss Nidhi Upadhyay’s Mystery-Laden Crime Title

If you’re looking for what to listen to this week, here’s a fantastic suggestion – ‘The Night’ by Nidhi Upadhyay. Here’s why this book should be on your list this week.

A Still From ‘That Night’

Natasha, Riya, Anjali, and Katherine are best friends in college - each unique and inseparable - until an ominous night, which changes the course of their lives forever. The night begins with a bottle of whiskey and a game of Ouija but ends with the death of Sania, their unlikeable hostel mate. The aftermath of the night is even worse - Riya loses her memory after she faints while the other girls somehow manage to cover up a death.

Cut to 20 years later, Sania’s death comes back to haunt them as two secret agents decide to torment these women still recovering from trauma. What follows is complete mayhem with each of them sharing a different version of the night. Beneath all this is a perilous crime and the cause of Sania’s death!

An engaging plot, supernatural elements, and a mysterious night. Here are 5 reasons why this crime/mystery audiobook ‘That Night’ By Nidhi Upadhyay will keep you hooked till the end!

The Adrenaline Rush

The four female antagonists, Natasha, Riya, Anjali, and Katherine, frequently get spooked after that cursed night. For instance, Katherine feels the presence of vengeful spirits around her regularly, leaving behind traces of unresolved thoughts. As she tries to contact the spirits while playing Ouija that night, the coin strangely spells revenge as it moves across, leaving her bewildered about what it means. Riya experiences something similar when she blurts the words - ‘I am in her’ in a voice that does not sound like her own. In fact, a few years later, in an unusual turn of events, ‘trick or treat party’ flashes on Natasha’s watch as she is going about her life. She is left perplexed and decides to reach out to her long-lost friends following this incident. As the story unravels, the immaculate narration complementing these unexpected plot twists gives listeners a true adrenaline rush.

Chilling Suspense

On various occasions, a trail of suspense follows the girls, leaving them petrified. Imagine feeling a sudden wave of thick air brushing past you as you tread on an empty road at night with your friends. This incident is no exception when after an exhausting night of games, an unexpected thick fog deters the girl gang from moving ahead. On another occasion, as they sip whiskey in their hostel, a mysterious chill runs down their spines as though something haunts their spirit. Years after that night, when the four girls attempt to rekindle their friendship, they face yet another challenge that seems quite ominous. Their devices get hacked and they discover one of their daughters attempting to play an Ouija board game out of the blue. Refusing to believe the possibility of paranormal activity, the ladies are left perplexed when they observe obscure activity on their phones.

Edge of The Seat Thriller

Natasha, one of the few who could bear Sania's presence, invited her to a game of Ouija. Despite her hesitation, Sania joined the college tradition of playing Ouija before the exam results were declared each year. Often the target of mockery by the other girls, Sania even found herself locked in her room after that spooky Ouija session. The combination of five girls, good old whiskey, and a game of Ouija became one of the infamous moments in their college history due to its tragic outcome – the death of Sania. During the game, Riya appeared to be having the time of her life, infusing her own creative touch into it. However, she abruptly fainted after a few rounds of Ouija, with no recollection of the event. This added to the turbulent suspense that persisted until the very end, leaving everyone puzzled about the true cause of Sania's death.

Supernatural Encounters

Katherine was barely 8 years old when she first saw her grandmother, a psychic, use the Ouija board to communicate with spirits and help those around her. Inspired by her grandmother, Katherine takes it upon herself to summon spirits with her cousins and friends. Following this, her friend Vinod’s aunt falls sick right after the game. Whether it's the haunting texts appearing on Katherine's phone, a thick fog encircling them as they walk outside the hostel, or the discovery of a mysterious folder with messages on Riya’s laptop, the supernatural presence never leaves them after that fateful night.

Cliffhanger Climax

With every passing chapter in the audiobook, new truths are discovered, spanning over a decade in their lives. The messages from the hacker continue to spook them all, and a sense of abysmal unease settles in as the women realize that their individual versions of 'That Night' don't match up. Why weren't the women, who claim to be devoted friends, telling the truth? What compelled them to hide the death of a college mate from their close friend Riya? This is not merely a simple crime mystery. 'That Night' by Nidhi Upadhyay, available on Audible, is a gripping tale that keeps the listeners on their toes until the very end.